Wednesday, September 19, 2012


This morning, before Bud left for school, I reached over and hugged him, feeling a little overcome with emotion at the thought that he’s now, officially, a teenager.

“Happy Birthday, Bud,” I said, pulling him closer.
“Thanks, Mom,” he said, hugging me back.  “You too, Mom.”
I love him so much it makes my head spin.


kristen spina said...

Fabulous! Happy birthday to both of you!!

Ahavine said...

He is so insightful for it truly was the birth day for both of you!

gail said...

Happy birthday to you both!

meg said...

Happy belated birthday to the both of you.

Unknown said...

Happy birthday and i know how it feels.

My younger sister who is also has autism just started high school. she is now 14. i started to cry when i saw her be almost as tall as me. she plays the guitar, and soo well it blows my mind.

Cheryl said...

Happy belated to your teenager. The days last forever but the years fly by....

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Unknown said...

I started a program of arts education for people with special needs. We specialize in dance, art, music, and musical theater. Does anyone know of programs like mine anywhere in the country?? Please let me know.

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday & many happy returns!

Unknown said...

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Darci said...

I have never posted....but read and am amazed as I think you are writing about my almost 11 year old son!!!!! I started following you after I read the Hair dryer/toaster brain posts....AMAZING....and this one could be my SPECTACULAR son on many occassions!!!!

kyra said...

oh my word--THIRTEEN?!

happy happy, dear mom-nos! birthday, christmas, and new year!

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